So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see…
I. THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THIS PROPHECY IN GENERAL. This prophecy hath been in part already accomplished, in the diffusive spread of the Gospel throughout the world: many nations whereof have been plentifully sprinkled with its Divine doctrines, and made nominal Christians; and many individuals in those nations been made real converts, by virtue of that "blood of sprinkling which speaketh better things than the blood of Abel."
II. SOME OF THOSE PECULIAR DOCTRINES OF CHRISTIANITY WHICH WE MAY SUPPOSE TO BE HERE REFEREED TO, most of which were in a great measure, and some of them altogether, unknown to the world, before the Messiah came.
1. The doctrine of man's apostacy, and the way wherein moral evil made its first entrance into the world.
2. The method of man's recovery from the miseries of his apostate state, by the mediation and redemption of Christ.
3. The renovation of our natures by the gracious operations of the Holy Spirit.
4. The doctrine of the ever-blessed Trinity.
5. The incarnation of the Son of God.
6. The doctrine of grace.
7. The gracious and effectual operations of the Holy Spirit on the heart of man.
8. The resurrection of the body.
9. Several particular circumstances relating to the final judgment are the peculiar discoveries of the Christian revelation, that Christ will be the Judge, etc.
10. The undoubted certainty of a future state of rewards and punishments.
(A. Mason, M.A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.